Howell, Liberatore & Associates, Inc. Wins Silver W3 Award

Elmira, NY (October 24, 2018) – Howell Liberatore & Associates, Inc. (HLA), a fullservice marketing and communications agency based in Elmira, N.Y., is pleased to announce they were awarded a Silver W3 Award by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts for the design and development of the Steuben County IDA website.

The W3 Awards honor the power of web creativity and excellence, and recognize the people behind award-winning sites, marketing programs, social content, mobile site/apps, and online video. In its 13th year, the W³ Awards received over 5,000 entries from some of the best interactive agencies, designers, and creators worldwide.

“We are extremely pleased to have won a website award this year out of so many other worthy entries,” states Eiron Smith, president of HLA. “I’m very proud of our small team of incredibly talented professionals who put this kind of creative, out-of-the-box thinking into every project that we do.”

The IDA team wanted a modern, well designed, responsive website to help them promote, encourage and develop job opportunities and economically sound commerce throughout Steuben county. They wanted to make it easy to connect site developers, existing businesses or entrepreneurs looking for new opportunities to the resources they need to succeed and prosper.

“Our new website has increased the online presence of the Steuben County IDA making it easier to promote Steuben County to the world as a great place to invest. Howell Liberatore & Associates did a fantastic job providing direction and making our vision a reality to bring the IDA into the modern era of social media and online content.”

“The creativity and quality of this season’s entries surpassed even our grandest expectations. As the digital landscape continues to expand and break new ground, our winners are a testament to the creative capability that makes the internet a true work of art.” said Derek Howard, the director of the AIVA. “On behalf of the over 750 members of The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, we laud the talents and dedication our winners showcased and commend all of this year’s entrants for their commitment to furthering the quality of the digital content we view.”

Howell Liberatore & Associates, Inc. Howell Liberatore and Associates, Inc. (HLA) is a full-service advertising and marketing communications agency, providing marketing strategy, branding, advertising, web development, public relations, print, broadcast, and digital media services. They serve Business-to-Business (B2B) clients in economic development, manufacturing, professional services, and technology sectors; and Business-to-Consumer (B2C) clients in travel, tourism, fine arts, financial services, health care, events, consumer goods, and numerous non-profits. More information can be found at

About the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) is an assembly of leading professionals dedicated to recognizing the rapidly evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. A diverse group of 750+ members from all 50 states and 15 countries worldwide, the AIVA's mission is to honor, promote and encourage creativity by providing a benchmark standard of excellence for evaluating media design, production and distribution. For more information about AIVA, please visit or for a complete list of award winners.

About Steuben County IDA: The Steuben County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) is the designated economic development organization for Steuben County, NY, providing comprehensive economic development services to attract new jobs and investment, and generate new wealth. The Steuben County IDA is uniquely positioned to provide timely and quality assistance to help existing business leaders and new business entrepreneurs attain their specific goals.